Christian non-profits operating in Afghanistan are reporting that Taliban terrorists are killing people found with Bible apps on their phones.
Earlier this month, the unsuccessful withdrawal of the US military allowed the Taliban to take over Afghanistan. Currently, the terrorist organization is implementing religion-based Sharia Law, which they operated under during their previous rule of the country from 1996 until 2001. “We’re hearing from reliable sources that the Taliban demand people’s phones, and if they find a downloaded Bible on your device, they will kill you immediately,” SAT-7 North America President Dr. Rex Rogers told Religion News Service.
Furthermore, an underground church claimed the Taliban has a hit list of Christian Afghanis and suggested most of their followers believe they will “face God in the next two weeks.”
Throughout the middle east, the persecution of Christians is part of the Islamic faith and culture.
As one Afghani Christian told the International Christian Concern (ICC), “Every Muslim-background believer like myself that convert[ed] to Christianity, he knows the consequences of their conversion.” Referring to religious text, he went on, “Islam is very clear, Quran is very clear, Hadith is very clear for the apostasy. They give three days after that [and] if they don’t repent … there is no mercy on those people.”
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